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Agapanthus Midnight Star

African Lily

Large darker flowered variety

One of the taller agapanthus forming large clumps of strappy green leaves, from which emerge stems topped with ball-shaped flower heads of a deep, intense blue. Fabulous in the garden and a superb cut flower.

Where?

Best in a sunny, sheltered spot, ideal for a container, or planting en masse in a border or at the foot of a wall.

How?

Happiest in a well drained soil that doesn't get waterlogged. Place some coarse grit in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

Agapanthus originate from South Africa and are a valuable part of sub tropical or Mediterranean style gardens. They are brilliant for coastal gardens.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering July - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 70 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 60 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Mediterranean garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - May

Typically available

From June to September